No paintbrush? No problem. Meet an awe-inspiring spin artist
Abstract artist Callen Schaub put down his paintbrush and picked up his...bicycle?
Toronto-based artist Callen Schaub's paintings seem to defy gravity. Colours burst from the centre of the image, and paint drips down every edge of the canvas. If you look at them and ask yourself how these explosions of acrylic paint could have been made, you wouldn't be alone. Luckily for us, Schaub isn't shy about his techniques, which are stunning performances in themselves.
Schaub's practice draws from a rich history of artists using spinning and dripping techniques — from Damien Hirst to Jackson Pollock. But Callen has invented his own homemade devices that include swinging troughs, paint can pendulums and bicycle parts that help him create his signature works.
In this video, Callen takes you inside his paint-splattered studio for a look at how he makes his dazzling works of art.
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